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Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street

How tech is breaking the bank<p>Thirty years ago last Monday, the <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> fell by 508 points.<p>The 22.6% drop, known as <b>Black Monday</b>, was the biggest decline ever recorded on Wall Street. The culprit was an algorithm run amok: software automatically started selling off futures when …

Majority of Americans now say climate change makes hurricanes more intense

A majority of Americans say that global climate change contributed to the severity of recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. That marks a significant shift of opinion from a dozen years ago, when a majority of the public dismissed the role of …

Climate Change
Psychology

The FDA just approved a device that can monitor blood sugar without finger pricks

The device, which is made by Abbott and called the "FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System," continuously monitors a person's glucose level via a sensor that's stuck on the body. It's the first device of its kind that doesn't require users to calibrate the system with a traditional …

Diabetes

Plutocene Era: Forget Doomsday, We're About to Enter a Hellish Radioactive Age

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>On January 27, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the …

China orders shutdown of business partnerships with North Korea

China upped the pressure to isolate North Korea on Thursday by ordering the regime’s businesses and ventures with Chinese partners to shut down as …

North Korea claims almost 5 million have signed up to join its already enormous army

North Korea's state newspaper reported Thursday that 4.7 million students and workers have expressed a desire to enlist or reenlist in the nation's army, potentially adding a major boost in manpower to what is already one of the largest armed forces in the world.<p>It is difficult for outside analysts …

North Korea

With the D3000, China enters the robotic warship arms race

It's triple-hulled, autonomous, and armed.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, the great powers competed to build the modern-day battleship. Today, a new arms race may be breaking out, this time with robotic warships.<p>The D3000 is a 98-foot-long, stealthy robotic trimaran warship designed to operate …

Let’s ban gasoline-powered cars, says California’s governor.

It’s often said that national climate policy is “Made in California,” and now Governor Jerry Brown reportedly wants to ban the internal combustion …

California

How Many Nuclear Weapons Exist? U.N. Calls for Total Elimination of Nukes

As a hot war between the U.S. and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons aspirations appeared to inch closer to reality, the United Nations' fourth annual International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapon comes at a historic moment of brinkmanship.<p>North Korea’s foreign minister, …

North Korea

National park ban saved 2m plastic bottles – and still Trump reversed it

Trump administration reversed ban in August despite environmental protest Activists say plastic is biggest threat to environment after climate change<p>A ban on bottled water in 23 national parks prevented up to 2m plastic bottles from being used and discarded every year, a US national park service …

Russian Forces Start Air Bombing Drill Near North Korea Border

Russia’s armed forces in the country’s far east have kicked off a large air drill near borders with China and North Korea that will culminate with a …

A startup claims to have found a solution to stabilize nuclear fusion

Guiding Instability<p>Solar energy is revolutionizing how we power houses, cities, and even cars. The energy we get from the Sun, however, is just a …

Nuclear Energy

Wind power is now cheaper than nuclear – the energy revolution is happening

Far-sighted government policy means the cost of offshore wind energy has halved. The benefits in terms of climate change and UK jobs will be enormous<p>In March I went to see Henrik Poulsen, the boss of Dong Energy, in Copenhagen. Never heard of him or his company? You are not alone, but the chances …

North Korea

Why It Matters That Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier Is Falling Apart

'Irreversible retreat has already begun.'<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Since 2011, wary scientists …

White House Rejects N. Korean Claim That Trump ‘Declared War’

North Korea's foreign minister said Monday that President Donald Trump has "declared war" on his country and that Kim Jong Un's regime would consider shooting down American bombers.<p>"Since the U.S. declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to …

North Korea

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world<p>In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent …

Here's why hurricane season has been exceptionally disastrous — and why new storms are still showing up

Tropical Storm Nate is picking up strength as it churns through the Caribbean and is likely to become a hurricane before hitting the Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm has already killed 22 and is forecast to make landfall near New Orleans this weekend.<p>It's easy to …

Weather

Can we still avoid the worst of climate change? Maybe.

A new study in Nature Geoscience shook the climate science world by suggesting that we may have more leeway in the fight to keep global warming below …

UN Environment Chief: Make Polluters, Not Taxpayers, Pay For Destroying Nature

Erik Solheim, the head of the United Nations' Environment Program, made an interesting point during a recent speech in New York: Companies, not …

Ambitious 1.5C Paris climate target is still possible, new analysis shows

Goal to limit warming to 1.5C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change was seen as unreachable, but updated research suggests it could be met if strong action is taken<p>The highly ambitious aim of limiting global warming to less than 1.5C remains in reach, a new scientific analysis shows.<p>The 1.5C …

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.

Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as …

Autism

Why some Florida residents couldn't use their solar panels after Hurricane Irma

Millions of Florida residents lost power after Hurricane Irma raged through the state. But some homeowners with solar energy installations couldn’t …

Rainfall

BREAKING: Light Has Been Stored as Sound For The First Time

The future of computing depends on it.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have stored light-based information as sound waves on a computer chip - …

Hurricane Maria rapidly intensifies, aims for a rare, devastating direct hit on Puerto Rico

<i>UPDATED 9:15 p.m. ET as Hurricane Maria upgraded to a Category 5 storm.</i><p>Islands known for their idyllic beach resorts have been reduced to rubble so …

California moves to force Trump to release tax returns

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers late Friday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require presidential candidates to make their tax returns public before appearing on the state’s ballot.<p>The legislation, passed by a Democratic-controlled Legislature after similar measures failed to advance in …

Donald Trump

Nine pictures that show how climate change is impacting Earth

Record-breaking hurricanes have affected millions of people across North and Central America, devastating floods have taken away millions of homes, …

Defying Trump, California lawmakers vote to become 'sanctuary state'

(Reuters) - California lawmakers voted on Saturday to make the most populous U.S. state a so-called sanctuary by banning police from asking for the immigration status of people who have been arrested and limiting their cooperation with immigration officers.<p>The measure was one of numerous bills …

EPA chief declines to discuss climate change in 'midst of the storm'

As another major hurricane approaches the U.S., EPA chief E. Scott Pruitt declined to discuss whether climate change is a factor in the strength of …

Scott Pruitt